A little while back the boys and I received a little parcel of goodies. Aveeno body lotion, cream, bath oil, and a book for the lads. Ellie & Eddie is a book about a young girl and her pet gecko. Scaly lizardlike skin is something I know about. I have had bad skin since I was small and have memories of bathing in nasty oil prescribed by doctors. It was so heavy, slimey and felt as though I had been dunked in a vat of warm lard. I remember the smell, and I remember falling over like a duckling on a frozen pond when trying to get out of the bath.
Last week this parcel arrived, very clever I thought as it meant I could check that the products do smell like the sweets. Yup, indeed they do. These are Carex Fun Editions. As you probably have heard before, Carex products kill 99.9% of bacteria. I always have a little bottle of hand sanitizer gel in my hand bag or pocket when walking the dog (for obvious reasons) and I had just run out of a supermarket own brand that was in my handbag. Strangely my boys think this strawberry lace scented gel smells nasty, but they are wrong, I say its nice and of course as the Mother I win. The liquid soap is bubble gum scented and oh my word it is divine. It’s like jumping into the Inventing Room in Willy Wonka’s factory. DO NOT drink this soap, it smells much much more edible than it actually is. […]
On Monday I went to London to meet Panasonic and two other bloggers to help them launch their new beauty range. Sabina from Deep in Mummy matters and Emma from Bloomzy. We met up at The Drawing Room salon. It’s a newish salon, but looks very old. Instead of modern furniture and stainless steel everywhere it was stone and wood and tiles. Very Georgian. The whole place felt antiquey – seriously check out Sabina’s post (linked above) for amazing photos of the venue. We had our hair washed and blow dried. My hair is thick and full, and well, awkward. It never behaves as it should, and takes quite some work to style. The lovely men of The Drawing Room worked together on my hair – one armed with the shiny new Nanoe Panasonic hairdryer and a round brush I had hoped wall fall in to my handbag, whilst the other […]
A little while ago I was asked to review Pearl Drops instant white 4D whitening toothpaste. I was happy to give it a go as I hate my teeth, and am less than keen on dentists. The packet has one of those colour gauges and states you can change by two shades in just one week. I held the box to my teeth but decided none of these shades were my colour. Being an ex hairdresser I am used to recognising small changes in tone or colour depth.
Recently I tried out Footner. Its a product I had never heard of that is meant to remove hard skin from your feet. I wasn’t sure what to expect, and it is a weird looking item for sure. They are a sort of plastic trainer-sock shape, with a lining soaked in a strong smelling liquid/gel. The smell isn’t bad but it is a bit chemically.
Speck were lovely and sent us some cases to try, for 2 of our tablets and 1 of our phones. My eldest son D got his Nexus 7 last Christmas and he bought a very cheap leather look case from Amazon. It did the job, but within minutes of getting the Speck FitFolio case on his device he said he wish he’d got a better one a year ago and he couldn’t believe how much better it felt and looks. It costs £29.95 online. The quality difference is massive between Speck and the five quid generic tatt case he was using.
Our lovely Freya woof was smelling a little funky, so when I saw Scruffy Chops wanted dog owner bloggers to review their range I put up Freya’s paw as a volunteer. Before I even opened the products up to sniff I liked the packaging. It’s those plastic bag type bottles that use a fraction of the plastic of normal bottles. The top flips open nicely, even with wet hands, and the bag-like bottle makes it easy to squeeze out a big dollop of shampoo or a delicate slowly dribbled line from head to tail if your hound prefers. I was tempted to use the conditioner myself, smells ace. I haven’t by the way…. So no jokes please. :-p The shampoo is “Sugar Doggy” and is £5.99 and the conditioner is called “Muddy Marvelous” which costs £6.99.
Recently we were sent Scooby Doo’s latest DVD… Ok, not that recently. Around Halloween we watched Scooby Doo Adventures – The Mystery Map. This is a new sort of Scooby Doo. It’s all puppets. Scooby Doo himself is super cute, but Daphne’s hair looks wrong to us, and a few other things don’t seem quite right. Maybe we are a little too old retro? The film lasts 3/4 of an hour, and is a about a search for a pirate treasure map, which has been snatched by “Phantom Parrot”. In classic SD style the phrase “I would have got away with it without you meddling kids!” is in there, and some other bits are on par with the original Hanna-Barbera cartoons. It’s not completely modernified.
Our loveable Freya Woof doesn’t really play much yet. Every now and then she gets all hyper and bouncy and it’s adorable to watch. She was sent two Kong xtreme products to try by Swell Pets. Puppy Kong chew toys are blue and white marbley colour, standard Kong’s are pillar box red, and the Kong xtremes are in black. The rubber in the xtreme range is rougher for heavy chewers or over excitable woofers. Freya needs the xtreme products as chewing is her bad habit, plastic cups and the kids teddies, the curtains and the door mat have all been chewed. Click to view video.
Me and dentists are never going to be best friends. I started off badly, as a child I had dental issues – I had too many teeth! I had six front teeth, not four and that’s why my front teeth look odd to this day. The middle pair are big, the the outer pair being noticeably smaller than all the rest of my teeth. I remember being gased in hospital to have the smallest set removed, clutching my teddy bear, and trying to fight the gas by talking to my Nan and Gramps.
What is it with (some) men and toiletries? I currently have no shampoo as apparently it’s the same thing as shower gel. No, no it is not. One is designed to clean hair, one to clean skin. Skin is alive, hair is dead from the moment it leaves your scalp. It’s not the flipping same, it.is.not. And yes, it annoyed me! I would have had qualifications in this if I wasn’t skint as a late teen. I did hairdressing, don’t tell me something I *know* isn’t true. It properly winds me up…. So I saved this until Friday just to join in with Mummy Barrow’s ranty Friday, then I don’t seem like a serial complainer. Please, people, donate shampoo to me. I’ve got loads of shower gel, and zero shampoo. I’d love to fill the bath full of shampoo in a dirty clean protest. I am not washing my hair […]
I was recently asked if I would like to review JOHNSON’s baby easy rinse foaming shampoo with Jen. I know it’s called “baby” shampoo but I’ve been using it myself too, and it smells rather nice. It comes in a little pump action bottle that makes it foam lots like the hand-soap in public loos. Jen likes it mostly because it is fun, I like it because he wants to wash his hair! Until recently he was keen on being clean, baths, showers, paddling pools or hosepipes… he was not fussy.